So I was in Chicago recently and I went to Chinatown there. I happened upon this little shop that sold chopsticks for $0.10 a pop, so I picked up a bunch. Upon getting home, I decided to spruce them up with a little color.
Get your hands on some cheapy chopsticks.
Remove from packaging.
Using acrylic paints, go over the chopsticks one at a time. Since most hairstyles using chopsticks only require one chopstick, you can do both of them in different colors. Although if you'd prefer to have two of a kind, go for it.
Once you've gone over the chopstick with the acrylic paints once, let it sit and dry.
I recommend that you do at least 2, maybe even 3, coats of paint to each one. This gives the best results.
Once again, let dry.
If you're daring enough, you can do some sort of design on these babies. For example, I did one in black and white strips. For that I started with a white base coat, then went over with the black. It turned out wonderful and is officially my favorite hair piece now. It kind of reminds me of a spider leg...creepy.